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The Commission

The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is administered by a commission created under an international treaty signed by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 22, 1964. Comprised of six members and six alternate members, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission has equal representation from Canada and the United States. On the recommendation of the Secretary of State for External Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Governor General in Council appoints three Canadian commission members and three alternates. Three U.S. commission members and three alternates are appointed by the President of the United States.


Members and Alternates of The Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission

COMMISSIONERS  |  CANADA

Honourable Greg Thompson - Chair
St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Greg Thompson is a former PC Member of Parliament, and is currently a PC MLA for Saint Croix. During his time in parliament, he has served as the critic of Human Resources Development, the Treasury Board, Regional Development, Health, and Public Accounts, as well as critic of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. On February 6, 2006, he was appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs in Stephen Harper's Cabinet.

Edward L.D. McLean
Saint John, New Brunswick

A native of Charlotte County, Edward spent his career with Connors Bros. Limited of Blacks Harbour. Since retiring he has served on the boards of Port Saint John, The New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board, The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation and The New Brunswick College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was appointed to the Commission in 2002.

G. Fred Nicholson, QC
St Stephen, New Brunswick

Mr. Nicholson has been a member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission since 1992, and is a former Chair. He is a retired lawyer with Nicholson, Turner, White, and resides in St Stephen, New Brunswick.


COMMISSIONERS  |  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Christopher du P. Roosevelt - Vice-Chair
Lyme, Connecticut

Since 1985 Mr. Roosevelt has served as president, publisher, and member of the board of directors of Oceans Magazine Associates, Inc.; and as chairman and chief executive officer of Cruise Passenger Network, Inc., since 1988. Prior to this, he served as president, chief executive officer, and trustee of the Oceanic Society, 1974 - 1985; Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1971 - 1974; and associate attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in New York, 1968 - 1971.

Senator Angus King
Brunswick, Maine

President Barack Obama appointed United States Senator Angus King (I-ME) as a member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. Senator King will serve as a Commissioner (US) on the body that governs the International Park. Senator King was elected to the United States Senate in 2012 and served as Maine’s 72nd Governor.

Richard J. Warren
Bangor, Maine

Mr. Richard J. Warren is presently the President and Director of Bangor Publishing Company in Bangor, Maine, and is the President and Director of Northeast Publishing Company in Presque Isle, Maine.


ALTERNATE COMMISSIONERS  |  CANADA

Ann McCain Evans
Toronto, Ontario / Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

Ms. Evans is a native of Florenceville, New Brunswick. Ms. Evans has served on a number of boards and committees, including the Montreal Board of Trade, the Montreal SPCA, and the Steering Committee of the Westmount Environment Action Committee. She was a director of the St. John Ambulance Foundation (Quebec Council), the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, Ovarian Cancer Canada, the Huntsman Marine Science Centre (St. Andrews, NB), the Canadian Barcode of Life Network and McCain Foods Group Inc. She also served on the Board of Governors of Acadia University.

Currently she serves as Chairperson of the Harrison McCain Foundation and as a Director of the Marion McCain Foundation, The McCain Foundation and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.  Ms. Evans is an alternate Canadian member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.

Honourable Michael A. Meighen, C.M.Q.C.
Toronto, Ontario / Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

Mr. Meighen is a lawyer and former Canadian senator. In the mid-1980s, Meighen was legal counsel to the Deschênes Commission on War Criminals. Today, Meighen is counsel to the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, which merged with his former firm Meighen Demers in 2001. He is a member of the McGill University Board of Governors and a director of the Cundill Funds, Sentry Select Capital Corp., and J.C. Clark Ltd. of Toronto. In January 2007, Meighen was appointed by the Canadian Government as a Commissioner of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

He and his wife, Kelly Meighen (née Dillon), are benefactors of the Stratford Festival. In 2004, he became Canadian chair of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, which promotes conservation efforts. He is past chair of the Stratford Festival, current chair of the T. R. Meighen Family Foundation and served as chancellor of the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

On January 16, 2014, McGill University appointed Meighen as its 19th Chancellor, for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2014. Also in 2014, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada.

Kathleen McNair
Calabogie, Ontario / Bouctouche, New Brunswick

Before retiring in the fall of 2017, Kathleen McNair had an extensive career at Corus Entertainment Inc.  Kathleen brought over 25 years of legal and business experience in media to her last position as Executive Vice President, Special Advisor to the CEO and Chief Integration Officer. In that role, Kathleen played an integral role in the integration of Shaw Media and partnered with the functional heads in the organization to champion key strategic initiatives with an emphasis on organizational effectiveness in support of the company’s strategic initiatives.

Kathleen joined Corus in 2000 as VP, Regulatory Affairs, and held many positions since then including General Counsel, Vice President & General Manager of Corus’ Peterborough and Oshawa Radio and Television Operations, Vice President Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, and Executive Vice President, Human Resources/Corporate Communications and Chief Integration Officer.

Prior to joining Corus she was a partner at the renowned Ottawa-based communications law firm, Johnston & Buchan.

Kathleen is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University.  She has been a director on a number of industry boards and is also a member of a number of industry associations.

ALTERNATE COMMISSIONERS  |  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Anne Roosevelt
Portland, Maine

President Barack Obama appointed Anna Eleanor Roosevelt to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. Ms. Roosevelt will serve as an Alternate Member (US) of the Commission that governs the International Park. She is President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.

Sidney Unobskey
San Francisco, California / Robbinston, Maine

Mr. Unobskey was raised in Calais, Maine. After graduating from Phillips Academy, Unobskey attended Yale University. Later, his career began as a real estate developer, and his work took him to an array of places across the globe, from Manhattan to Singapore to Australia. As of now, he lives in San Francisco, where he worked in redevelopment efforts following a 1989 earthquake. He also spends time in Robbinston, Maine.

Philip W. Conkling
Camden, Maine

Philip Conkling is the founder and former president of the Island Institute, a membership-based nonprofit organization located in Rockland, Maine that serves as a voice for the balanced future of the islands and waters of the Gulf of Maine, especially the 15 year-round island communities along the Maine coast. Conkling also serves as an alternate commissioner of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, and is on the Maine state board of the Conservation Law Foundation. He lives in the small coastal town of Camden, Maine.